Trump Claims Main Cost For His Ego Rally Is “The Fuel”

Politico reports:

President Donald Trump on Wednesday downplayed the mounting cost of his ambitious Fourth of July celebration, saying the price tag “will be very little compared to what it is worth.”

The president on Wednesday did not specify the projected costs for Thursday’s event, but the $2.5 million Park Service figure to just partially cover costs would be larger than the entire price tag for Fourth of July celebrations past.

And while Trump appeared to suggest Wednesday that the only extra cost incurred by the increased focus on flaunting the military’s assets would be fuel, he glossed over the cost of hiring personnel for the event and the measures being taken to bring in the military hardware.